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To everyone saying did he give the kid the ball or he should have given the kid the ball: The ball is still in play, and the kid already has a ball anyway (watch his right hand).
edit: still in play if that wasn't the third out and runners are on. In any case he turns to throw the ball back.
and the kid already has a ball anyway (watch his right hand).
That kid is way smoother than I’ve ever been.
And richer most likely
That gear is bought new every year he grows, not to mention the seats, so probably right. Or maybe he some orphan who got free gear and his one and only game ever from charity before he dies. Or maybe hes an alien pretending to be a kid to steal our sport and take to his home world.
What the fuck is happening here
Thats what i would like to know, god damn sport stealing aliens shouldn't be allowed such quality seats at least
I can't see any argument to be made against you. I'm in, what do we do now?
In a Saul Goodman kinda way.
That’s the decoy ball the kid has to give an even younger child if they come up to him wanting the real ball
The grown man in red to his left is so impressed, as am I.
I think if it was still in play, he wouldnt have held the position like he did after he caught it; You gotta get it back to the infield as quick as possible.
Also, players usually only give the ball away after a 3rd out. I mean he could've here if bases were empty, but I dont recall ever seeing it.
I think the pause was him checking on if his glove hit the kid in the head when caught the ball, he came pretty close so it looks like a momentary “is this kid ok?” pause, and then he rotated to throw the ball in.
Something about that look of pure amazement and joy warms my cold heart
Yeah, it was communicative! Felt the amazement of this kid meeting one of his heroes.
And more importantly saving him from injury... It looks like he would have taken that straight to the face!
Ironically wearing a jersey that says "Dodgers"
Unlikely that it's one of his heroes, since he plays for the other team, but still a very cool moment.
All I’m picturing from this is a scene where there’s a kid who just witnessed Superman saving a plane falling from the sky, then Superman spots him, walks over and says something inspiring to him
Remember, Timmy, always put butter on your pop tarts.
Butter on your poptarts?! Wtf is wrong with you? Are you some sort of savage communist?
Are you some sort of savage communist?
The party central committee would never allow such degeneracy.
Only a heathen would refuse to butter their Pop-Tarts.
I have never heard of this but I’m sure it’s good!
Someone is living in the year 1000
Me, I need a cool island song to warm my icy heart
No I think you need to freeze your hot heart with a fresh island song?
He killed those babies in self defense!
so wholesome :')
One little clip gives the entire feeling of childhood exuberance and old fashioned, pure Americana.
Almost as good as when Ichiro touches fan
Totally appropriate reaction to touching Ichiro, TBH.
Orgasm here, can confirm.
I knew you weren’t a myth.
Love how you can actually tell she says "I have to call/tell my mom."
"Omg Mom! Ichiro elbowed me in the face!"
And gave her a full thigh stroke
You’re like the only one who noticed the FULL thigh stroke.
Oh no, I noticed it too, but it wasn't a creepster stroke, more like a "hey, sorry about the elbow in your face. You okay? Good? Cool, gotta go" kind of stroke. Full disclaimer: as a guy, that was a very nice thigh.
Slo mo makes everything creepier
Yeah it sure does Vice President Biden
That was just him playing it off.
Once I served tom Brady's parents. My first thought when I recognized them was that I had to call my mom and squeal about it.
People poopoo girls liking sports because they think it doesnt happen, but my mom instilled a giant love for the Patriots in me. And the celtics,but I broke her heart when I moved to orlando and became a magic fan.
His dad let me wear his ring, which was the first one Tom won. It was beyond amazing. The only thing I could think while he took a picture of it was that I had to frame it and give it to my mom.
She was so proud.
It makes me chuckle every time someone links to this, partly because I went to school with her and the people around her, partly because it’s just insane.
When you touched her thigh how did she react?
Surprisingly, not as excited.
I'm really glad I stuck around for that last take. "Ichiro just slapped me in the face!"
Yeah. Thought I had understood the event entirely and then that last clip came and I thought “gat dam. She actually got slapped!”
I like Jay Onrait's rendition
This is what I assumed it was when that link got posted haha
This is the best one. It takes her like a full minute to process what had happened.
Oh my god I have to call my mom!
I love how no one calls him by his full name. You've got to be beyond a superstar to only go by your first name. Like Kobe or Shaq
Ichiro is on another level from them though because he's done it all so quietly.
If you are a baseball fan there’s nothing quiet, Ichiro has so much insane shit. From launching rockets in BP to slowly learning English and having some weird sayings(two rats fucking) to his absolute tear down of the other league in his explicit laden rant before an All-Star game.
I know, but I'm talking about in the general American sports fan mind. Ichiro isn't necessarily as much of a household name like shaq and Kobe were/are, but of course if you pay attention to baseball he's considered a household name.
The funny thing is Ichiro in Japan is a relatively generic name (opposed to Kobe or Shaq), but he's also known by his first name there as well.
It depends on your first name. No matter how good someone named John is he can't go by just John.
Haha, wow. I love this reaction.
Come on YES network, you gotta give a better call than that.
One time Ichiro punched me in the face. It was awesome.
Rofl.. first I watched it, I was like... man, dude totally just bushed his hand on her leg. A mere mortal man would get skinned alive for that. Then I realized he was just apologizing for elbowing her in the face. It made so much more sense.
Ichiro is no mere mortal.
This ranks up there with Mattingly eating the popcorn.
I dunno...kid looked kinda like "get your hands off my popcorn, jackwagon".
And shave those sideburns!!!
Prince Fielder eating nachos
That bit at the end about the sunglasses was great too. Not a fan of baseball, but I love the energy of the fans.
Not a fan of baseball, but I love the energy of the fans.
It all that pent up energy from sitting around waiting for something more interesting than a ground ball to happen.
That's the thing I love the most about baseball. Everything is just relaxed, with a din of people just having conversations about whatever else, while paying just enough attention to the game. Then suddenly you hear the crack of the bat, and everyone is set into motion. All the players on the field running to their positions for the play, and the entire stadium on their feet, in a flash.
Sure in hockey, basketball, or even football(minus all the commercials breaks), there is a constant air of that energy, and it can certainly reach great peaks during "highlight action", but you don't get the 0-100 effect like you do with baseball.
Here are some great examples. I really liked the ones at 1m, 3m20s, and 6m45s. All examples in the video are great though.
It's boring till it's not!
Do they not feed there players , they should let them have snacks in their pockets
So many squished honey buns.
from that video it's clear that he's being fed
I'd guess half of ball players have sunflower seeds in their pocket during the game.
See: Matt Holiday
Plenty will just run onto the field with enough seeds in their mouth to last the inning.
Napoleon, give me some of your tots!
I miss Prince :(
He still hasn't trimmed his fucking sideburns!
This is what I was looking for.
Lol "lookit that lil redheaded fella" gets me everytime.
I swear that drawn out fffffffella was supposed to be "read headed fuck"
You'd think he'd have gotten rid of those sideburns...
MATTINGLY? I thought I told you to shave off those sideburns?
Except it's popcorn. So you know a kernel skin is stuck in at the back of his throat making him cough while he tries to play. Next time fruit snacks, kid. Next time have fruit snacks.
JOEY DOESN'T SHARE FOOD!
"Look at that little red headed fffffffff-ella"
Hahahahah fuck was so close to coming out of his mouth
That kid would have got his face smashed if he didn’t catch it
I went to my first baseball game at Atlanta Braves when I was 16. I heard a bunch of people say heads up, heads up! I was really paying much attention and I got hit right in the gut. Got a ball out of it. hah
BRUCE HOOPER EATS CEREAL WITH A FORK
I was at my brother's baseball game and heard "heads up". So i looked up and got plonked right on the forehead.
I woke up with about 10 adults crowded around me, and my mom (a nurse) trying to assess how bad my concussion was.
Very poor choice of words.
I was at a Mariners game in the dome once and there was a hiiiiiiiiiigh pop into the 1st base stands. I grew up going to games with my grandfather, always wearing my glove in the stands. Only now I am a grown person without a glove and not expecting a ball hit my way. As I belatedly realized that the ball was coming to me, my many years of organized ball playing kicked in and I reached out my left hand perfectly to field the ball, except I was not wearing a glove. MOTHERFUCKING FUCK GODDAM IT SHIT SHIT SHIT as the ball hit my hand and away it bounced with me screaming and howling and shaking my hand. Was there with my mom. I am sure that somewhere in MLB archives there is some hilarious footage.
Did you "catch" it right in the non-existent pocket of the glove, or did your subconscious realize you didn't have a glove and you palmed it?
I palmed it like I would if we were playing hot box or some other childhood game with a tennis ball in the yard. I didn't even realize I was doing it because it was all so weird--to be inside, the ball so high, wait, it's really coming to me, OK I'll catch it. Owie, owie, owie.
Probably smacked him right straight in the palm. Fuckin baseballs hurt.
This is my greatest fear. I love going to dates at the ballpark, but I’m terrified I’m gonna bring a girl once and end up looking like that dude from (I believe) the Angels game a few years back.
Ain’t no coming back from that.
I don't know how old I was but I was a kid and it was my first game. A ball was coming right at me and I had my glove ready. I've always been terrible at sports. Flew past my glove hit me square in the head and actually bounced up somewhere a couple rows higher than me and a little girl caught it. After I got checked for a concussion they would not let us have it. And that's why I never played baseball.
Nah, look at the angle. It would have went right past his face.
I think it would have hit his right elbow, judging by the angle of descent.
I remember as a kid at Camden yards Ken Griffey was doing some BP and hit a line drive right towards my moms head who was not paying attention. I saw it coming and was thought my mom is about to die at an orioles game but thankfully at the last second some kid jumped right in front and caught the ball inches from the side of her head. I also remember going to a game at the vet in june of 97 and Chipper Jones got drilled in the face on a pop fly on a sunny, hot day.
Dear Chase, I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so alike. I'd like to meet you one day, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can't throw as fast as you but I think you'd be impressed with my speed. I love your hair. You run fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. I hope you write back this time, and we can become good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run!
Oh ya,Mike Schmidt walks in here and you don’t have a Robbie Robot for Mike Schmidt?
well when you read out of context like that ...
See, this is proper use of slow mo... there's a reason for it and it makes sense.
Nah they should have played it all in regular speed except the last few seconds when nothing interesting was happening.
He is probably a Padres fan now
Very nice of the ball player to pause and give the kid a look. Created a special moment when he could have just turned around and jogged back to the field.
He wouldn't have dodged this, despite wearing this shirt
Euro, so no idea who is who, but the pro is so quick to judge the path of the ball, compared to the kid whose hand was wondering in hope - the extra years of hand eye attunement laid bare (and the years of training). Love too that from the kids perspective, who was so focused on the incoming ball, the pro must have appeared as if from nowhere in the nick of time.
His t-shirt says dodgers but he sure hell wasn’t dodging that one
Did he give the ball to the boy?
looks like he was turning to throw it back in. lol
It was still in play.
Yup. Ball still in play.
Soooo... hypothetically speaking, if nobody is on base and he catches it he can give it to the kid. But if people are on base, when he catches it the ball is “still in play” everybody goes back to the base they were on to tag up, and he presumably throws it back to the pitcher. What happens if he does give it to the kid without thinking? Ground rule double? Everybody gets a base??? Idk the rule.
Everyone on base gets a base due to the ball being out of play due to the defense's error. And they usually only give the ball away in that scenario if it's the third out
Someone did this (Benny Agbayani of the Mets), realized it, and went back to take the ball away from the kid and throw it back in play towards the advancing runners.
Kid already had a ball in his other hand anyways
That's the decoy ball he brought from home that he gives to the girls behind him, them thinking its the real ball he caught, while he keeps the game ball to himself. Some other kid in some other gif did it and now its catching on.
That's a "GOLLY GEE!!" face if I've ever seen one
I imagine a slight exchange of words during this moment.
“Welcome to the fuckin show” or “not today bitch mitten”
Would have loved to hear Orsillo’s reaction to that. Great moment.
I am not a fan of baseball but seeing that look of total amazement would make sitting there for hours worth it, wouldn't matter if I knew them or was rooting for the other team. He will remember that always :)